Electric Dusk Drive-In
What: A 1950s-style drive-in theater located right smack in the middle of Downtown screening Terry Gilliam’s Brazil. Feeling peckish? Carhops bring suds and treats to you.
Why: Watch classic movies from the comfort of your car (the audio comes through your radio).
When: Sat., 7:30 p.m.
Where: 240 W. 4th St., b/t Spring St. & Broadway. Tickets ($10, advance; $13, day of) at electricduskdrivein.com.
What: More than 40 galleries showcase shots from famed and up-and-coming photographers alongside installations; photo seminars; and roundtable discussions on art in fashion, Robert Mapplethorpe, and everything in between.
Why: Be among the first to see the photos at the opening gala; all proceeds go to Inner-City Arts.
When: Opening benefit, tonight, 6-9 p.m. Exhibit, Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Mon., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, 1855 Main St., at Olympic Dr., Santa Monica (310-458-8551). Tickets ($15-$599) at eventbrite.com. Gala tickets ($80) at inner-cityarts.org.
Crybaby Presents Sale
What: Up to 75 percent off the local label’s prep-meets-punk holiday collection. Think ’60s-inspired shirtdresses, crop tops, and miniskirts in plaid and patent leather.
Why: Bonus points for discounted baubles and free mimosas.
When: Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 9123 Sunset Blvd., at N. Doheny Dr., West Hollywood. For more info, email email@example.com.
Namaste Highland Park
What: Get loose with vinyasa flow and discover a cool local artist under one roof at the neighborhood’s new yoga studio/gallery (tearoom and urban gardening shop coming soon).
Why: Weekly workshops kick off with tea tasting on Saturday and basic knitting on Sunday.
When: Schedule at namastehighlandpark.com.
Where: 5118 York Blvd., at N. Ave. 51, Highland Park (323-212-5118).
Old San Juan
What: Chef Luis Castro ends the city’s mofongo drought, bringing his decades-long dream to life with a bright restaurant that dishes traditional Puerto Rican fare for lunch and dinner.
Why: Think hearty stews; pollo guisado; and the aforementioned mofongo relleno, a heaping dish of slow-cooked meat with mashed green plantains, garlic sauce, and chicharrons.
When: Opens Fri. Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-midnight.
Where: 2830 Fletcher Dr., at N. San Fernando Rd., Atwater Village (323-284-8323).
Photo: Courtesy of Electric Dusk Drive-In